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Encyclopedia > Chelsea F.C
Chelsea
Full name Chelsea Football Club
Nickname The Blues
Founded 1905
Ground Stamford Bridge, London
Capacity 42,449
Chairman Bruce Buck
Manager José Mourinho
League FA Premier League
2004-05 Premier League, 1st
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Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously known as the Pensioners), founded in 1905, is a Premier League football team that plays at Stamford Bridge football ground in South west London. Notwithstanding the club's name, it is not actually based in the borough of Chelsea, but just outside its boundaries, in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is on the Fulham Road, which runs between Fulham and the borough district of Chelsea. Chelsea currently have the seventh longest unbroken tenure in the top division, having been there since the 1989-90 season. 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... For the town in England see Stamford Bridge, East Yorkshire The interior of Stamford Bridge is decorated in Chelseas blue and white Stamford Bridge is a football stadium in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that is home to Chelsea Football Club. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 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History

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's history is inextricably linked to Stamford Bridge—the club's stadium since its inception—and its history, therefore, begins with the building of the stadium although this was before the foundation of the Club.


Stamford Bridge officially opened on 28 April 1877. For the first 28 years of its existence it was used almost exclusively by the London Athletic Club as an arena for athletics meetings and not for football at all. In 1904 the ownership of the ground changed hands when H A (Gus) Mears and his brother, J T Mears, obtained the deeds, having previously acquired additional land (formerly a large market garden) with the aim of establishing a football team there on the now 12.5 acre (51,000 m²) site. The Mears family remained the owners of the ground (and subsequently the Club) until the 1970s. April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Stamford Bridge was designed by Archibald Leitch and initially included a 120 yard long stand on the East side which could hold 5000 spectators. The other sides were all open in a vast bowl with thousands of tons of material excavated from the building of the underground railway providing high terracing on the West side.


The stadium was initially offered to Fulham Football Club, but the offer was turned down. As a consequence, the owners decided to form Chelsea Football Club to occupy the new ground. Most football clubs were founded first, and then sought grounds in which to play. By contrast and a historical quirk, Chelsea was founded for Stamford Bridge—a readymade club for the ground. Although technically in Fulham, the founders decided to adopt the name of the adjacent borough of Chelsea for the new club as there was already a Fulham Football Club in existence. Fulham Football Club is a football team based in Fulham, London. ...


Early Years 1905-1955

Chelsea F.C. was founded on March 14, 1905 at The Rising Sun pub (now The Greene Room) opposite today's main entrance to the ground on the Fulham Road. This was followed by the club's election into the Second Division at the Football League AGM on May 29, 1905. Chelsea's first match took place away at Stockport County on September 1, 1905. The Club began with established players recruited from other teams and promotion to the top flight was swift, but the club's early years were uneventful. Chelsea reached the FA Cup final in 1915, but no major honours were won until the 1954-55 season when Chelsea finished top of the First Division and lifted its first trophy - the league title. March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Stockport County Football Club are an English football club playing in the Football League One. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Sixties to Eighties 1960-1989

The swinging 60's ushered in an era that saw football and inimitable style merge in the heart of London; with the fashionable King's Road at the heart of the swagger. A 60's Chelsea that oozed charisma and class soon built up a major following, but ultimately failed to match its swagger with on-field triumphs. No major domestic titles were won, except for the League Cup in 1965 (Chelsea's first League Cup), followed by an FA Cup final loss in 1967. Chelsea is a district of London, loosely defined by the area around the Kings Road, beginning at Sloane Square at one end, and the Worlds End public house at the other, the River Thames and the Victorian artists district to the south, and some parts between the King... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


The early 1970s saw a great Chelsea team which is still fondly remembered (not least because it was a couple of decades before its achievements were matched at the club): it featured the likes of Ron 'Chopper' Harris, Ian Hutchison and Peter Osgood. In 1970 Chelsea ran out F.A. Cup winners (beating 'dirty' Leeds 2-1 in a pulsating final). A UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph was added to the haul the following year—Chelsea's first European honour. The term Ron Harris can refer to: Ron Harris (programmer) - former computer programmer for the Nevada Gaming Commission Ron Harris (footballer) - 1960s English soccer player Ron Harris (photographer) - a nude photographer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Peter Osgood (born February 20, 1947 in Windsor, England) played football in the English Football league in the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Leeds United F.C. is the only professional association football club in Leeds. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ...


But there was no further success in that decade as the discipline of the team degenerated and an over-ambitious redevelopment of the stadium (which only got as far as the pioneering East Stand, which retains its place even in the modern stadium) threatened the financial stability of the club as well. Further problems were caused by a fearsome reputation for violence amongst a section of the supporters (the boundary between passion and hooliganism being dangerously narrow in those days) and the club started to fall apart both on and off the field.


The financial problems exacerbated the club's other difficulties and a spiral of decline began. Star players were sold off, the team was relegated, and the freehold of the stadium site was sold off to property developers, which was to create serious problems in the years to come.


As always, however, Chelsea retained its high profile; and its widespread base of supporters, many of them very hard core, saw it through what proved to be the very difficult years of the 1970's and 1980's. However, although relegated to the Second Division twice, it never fell further (although it came dangerously close).


Chelsea was, at the nadir of its fortunes, acquired from the Mears family interests by new Ken Bates for the princely sum of £1, and Bates proved to be a real fighter as the new Chairman, although his opponents included supporters (who did not take kindly to his suggestion of electrified fences to keep them off the pitch) as well as the property developers who now owned the freehold. In 1992, Bates finally outmanoeuvred the latter and reunited the freehold with the Club, by seeing the property developers go bust and doing a deal with their banks. Ken Bates was the chairman of Chelsea F.C. from the early 1980s until 2003. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the meantime, Chelsea had achieved promotion to the First Division again as Second Division champions in 1989 and, this time, it managed to stay in the top flight: indeed, it has remained there ever since.


The 1990's: Back on Track

Chelsea had an impressive return to the First Division in 1989-90. Manager Bobby Campbell guided a squad of mostly unremarkable players to a creditable fourth place in the final table. Although the ban on English clubs in European football was lifted that year, Chelsea missed out on a UEFA Cup place because the only English place in the competition that year went to runners-up Aston Villa. Campbell resigned a year later and he was replaced by Ian Portfield, who helped Chelsea finish high enough in 1991-92 to qualify for the first-ever season of the Premier League. He quit halfway through the season and was briefly replaced by David Webb, who guided Chelsea to an 11th place finish. Webb quit at the end of the season to be replaced by 35-year-old former England midfielder Glenn Hoddle, who had just won promotion to the Premiership as player-manager of Swindon Town. UEFA Cup logo The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams. ... Aston Villa Football Club play at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. ... The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Glenn Hoddle (born 27 October 1957) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England, currently employed as manager for Wolverhampton Wanderers. ... Swindon Town F.C. are an English football team. ...


Hoddle's first season as manager saw Chelsea's league form dip slightly, but they reached the FA Cup final—and were hammered 4-0 by Manchester United. But United had won the Premiership/FA Cup double, which allowed Chelsea to compete in the 1994-95 Cup Winners Cup. They reached the semifinals of the competition and went out by one goal to eventual winners Real Zaragoza. Chelsea now had a decent squad with several top class players, the most significant of which was courageous captain Dennis Wise. But chairman Ken Bates and director Matthew Harding were making millions of pounds available for the club to spend on players, and two world-famous players were signed in the summer of 1995 - Dutch legend Ruud Gullit (free transfer from Sampdoria) and Manchester United's high scoring striker Mark Hughes (£1.5million). Hoddle guided Chelsea to another 11th place finish in 1995-96 and then quit to become manager of the England team. Real Zaragoza are a Spanish football team from Zaragoza in Aragón. ... Dennis Wise (born 16 December 1966) is the player-manager of Millwall who led them to the 2004 FA Cup final. ... Ruud Gullit (born September 1, 1962) was a Dutch star football player of the 80s and 90s. ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Italian football clubs ... Leslie Mark Hughes (born November 1, 1963 in Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales), nicknamed Sparky, is a Welsh football player and manager. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 11 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First...


Gullit was appointed player-manager for the 1996-97 season, and had an impressive first season in management by achieving a sixth-place finish in the Premiership and winning the FA Cup. The 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Wembley ended Chelsea's 26-year wait for a trophy, and was a happy end to a season which had looked to be dominated by sadness after the death in October of director Matthew Harding in a helicopter crash. Middlesbrough F.C. are an English football team, commonly known as The Boro. They are currently in the Premier League. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) New Wembley Stadium (2006) England captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy. ...


Gullit was suddenly sacked in February 1998 with Chelsea set for a top-five Premiership finish, and another player-manager was appointed—33-year-old Italian striker Gianluca Vialli. Vialli began his management career in style with victory in the Cup Winners Cup and the League Cup. He also guided them to a third-place finish in the 1998-99 Premiership campaign, high enough for a first-ever appearance in the Champions League. Vialli also guided Chelsea to another FA Cup victory in 2000. By now Chelsea had a top-notch multi-national squad which included the likes of Italian striker Gianfranco Zola, Dutch goalkeeper Ed de Goey, Nigerian full-back Celestine Babayaro, Italian midfielder Roberto di Matteo and French centre-half Frank Leboeuf. Gianlucla Vialli (born July 9, 1964 in Genoa) is an Italian football striker and manager. ... Champions League Logo European Champion Clubs Cup The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... Gianfranco Zola (born July 5, 1966 in Oliena, Sardinia) is an Italian footballer. ... Roberto Di Matteo (born May 29, 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is a former a Italian professional football player. ... Frank Leboeuf (born January 22, 1972 in Marseille) is a former French football (soccer) defender. ...


The New Millennium: Glory Days

Vialli was dismissed in September 2000 and replaced by another Italian, Claudio Ranieri—who guided them to another FA Cup final in 2002 but was unable to prevent them from losing to double winners Arsenal. Claudio Ranieri is a former Italian football player and football manager. ... <------------DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE PLEASE!----------------------> Arsenal: Full Name: Arsenal FC Stadium: Arsenal Stadium (Nickname: Highbury) Location: North London, United Kingdom Leagues competiting in: English Premier League, UEFA Champions League (even though they cant even play properly in the Champions League) Last domestic title: Season 2003/4 Arsenal are...


Ken Bates finally sold Chelsea F.C. in June 2003 for £150million—making a £149,999,999 profit over the £1 he had bought the club for in 1982. The club's new owner was Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, who also went on a £100million spending spree before the start of the season and landed players like Claude Makelele, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole and Damien Duff. The policy almost paid off, with Chelsea finishing Premiership runners-up and reaching the Champions League semifinals after beating Arsenal in the quarterfinals. But Ranieri was sacked after ending the season trophyless, and Abramovich recruited José Mourinho (who had lifted a Portugese league title, European Cup and UEFA Cup with FC Porto) as the club's new manager. Roman Arkadievich Abramovich (Russian: Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вич) (born October 24, 1966 in Saratov, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Russian oil billionaire, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. ... Claude Makelele (born February 18, 1973 in Kinshasa, Zaire) is a French international football (soccer) player, who currently plays defensive midfield for Chelsea in the English Premiership. ... Joe Cole (born August 11, 1981) is an English international footballer who plays for Chelsea F.C.. A product of the famed West Ham United F.C. youth system, Cole was long touted as the hottest prospect in English football (a position now generally regarded as being held by Man... Damien Duff (born 2 March 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish football player. ... Champions League Logo European Champion Clubs Cup The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... Jose Mourinho José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix was born January 26, 1963 in Setúbal, Portugal and is a successful football manager. ... SuperLiga (written in CamelCase), also referred to as SuperLiga Galp Energia for sponsorship reasons, is the major Portuguese professional football competition. ... Champions League Logo European Champion Clubs Cup The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... UEFA Cup logo The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams. ... FC Porto emblem ( Larger version) Futebol Clube do Porto (short: FC Porto, FCP) is a Portuguese sports club, best known for its football section. ...


2004-05 is probably the most successful season yet in the history of Chelsea Football Club. They secured the Premiership title in a record breaking season by gaining 95 points from 38 fixtures (ending a 50-year wait for the title with the highest Premiership points total for a 38 game season), along with setting records for: most wins (29), fewest goals against (15) and most clean sheets (25) in a 38 game season. All this in the season that also saw "The Blues" lift the League Cup. José Mourinho was regarded by many as one of the best managers in the world, and many of Chelsea's players were also subjected to critical acclaim from journalists and supporters alike. Chelsea had originally been hoping for a clean sweep of four major trophies, but their bid for ultimate success was ended by a defeat against Newcastle United in the FA Cup Fifth Round and a surprise defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Newcastle United F.C club logo Newcastle United is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies or the Skunks. Newcastle United supporters are known as the Toon Army. The club currently plays in the FA Premier League. ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... Liverpool Football Club is an English football team, who have won 4 European Cups and 18 league (English Premier League, formerly First Division) titles to date. ...


2005-06 will be Chelsea's chance to build on their success achieved this season, and they will looking to defend their Premiership title as well as challenging for the ultimate prize which has never graced the club's trophy room before: the European Cup.


Current squad

Chelsea's home ground is Stamford Bridge, in London
 

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Notable players

1900s: William 'Fatty' Foulke, George 'Gatling Gun' Hilsdon, Robert McRoberts, John Tait Robertson, Ben Warren Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is built by the United...


1910s: Jack Harrow, Nils Middelboe, Robert Whittingham Events and trends Science Einsteins theory of general relativity Max von Laue discovers the diffraction of x-rays by crystals Alfred Wegener puts forward his theory of continental drift War, peace and politics Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary leads to World War I October Revolution in...


1920s: Ben Howard Baker, Jack Cock, Tommy Law, Tommy Meehan, GR Mills, Jack Townrow, Bob Turnbull, Andrew Wilson Sometimes referred to as the Roaring Twenties. Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy Gun. ...


1930s: Hughie Gallacher, Sam Weaver, Vic Woodley, George Mills Events and trends Technology Jet engine invented First atom was split with a particle accelerator Golden Age of radio begins in U.S. Science Nuclear fission discovered by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Pluto, the ninth planet from the Sun, is discovered by Clyde Tombaugh British biologist Arthur... Hughie Gallacher (born 2nd February 1903, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) was a Scottish football player in the 1920s and 1930s. ...


1940s: John Harris, Tommy Lawton, Willi Steffen Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century Decades: 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s - 1940s - 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Years: 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 Events and trends Technology First nuclear bomb First cruise missile, the V1 flying bomb and the first ballistic missile, the... John Harris (c. ... Tommy Lawton (October 6, 1919 - November 6, 1996) was an English association footballer. ...


1950s: Ken Armstrong,Roy Bentley, Jimmy Greaves Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... James Peter Jimmy Greaves (born 20 February 1940) was an English football player, and more recently a television pundit. ...


1960s: Frank Blunstone, Peter Bonetti, Eddie McCreadie, Ken Shellito, Bobby Tambling, Terry Venables Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... Peter The Cat Bonetti (born September 27, 1941) was a football goalkeeper for Chelsea F.C., the St. ... Terence Frederick Venables, more commonly known as Terry Venables (born January 6, 1943) is an English football manager, who managed the England national football team. ...


1970s: Charlie Cooke, Ron Harris, John Hollins, Alan Hudson, Ian Hutchinson, Peter Osgood, Ray Wilkins Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... The term Ron Harris can refer to: Ron Harris (programmer) - former computer programmer for the Nevada Gaming Commission Ron Harris (footballer) - 1960s English soccer player Ron Harris (photographer) - a nude photographer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Peter Osgood (born February 20, 1947 in Windsor, England) played football in the English Football league in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Raymond Colin Wilkins, (born September 14, 1956), was an English football player, he was a defensive midfielder. ...


1980s: Paul Canoville, Kerry Dixon, Pat Nevin, Nigel Spackman, David Speedie, Clive Walker Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Nigel Spackman (born London, 2nd December 1960) was a midfield player who was an integral part of the much-admired Liverpool team of 1988. ...


1990s: Steve Clarke, Roberto Di Matteo, Ruud Gullit, Glenn Hoddle, Mark Hughes, Frank Leboeuf, Graeme Le Saux, Dan Petrescu, Gianluca Vialli, George Weah, Dennis Wise, Ed de Goey, Dimitri Kharine, Tore André Flo, Gianfranco Zola Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Steve Clarke was appointed as the assistant manager of Chelsea F.C. in the summer of 2004, after the arrival of Manager José Mourinho. ... Roberto Di Matteo (born May 29, 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is a former a Italian professional football player. ... Ruud Gullit (born September 1, 1962) was a Dutch star football player of the 80s and 90s. ... Glenn Hoddle (born 27 October 1957) is a football manager and former player for Tottenham Hotspur and England, currently employed as manager for Wolverhampton Wanderers. ... Leslie Mark Hughes (born November 1, 1963 in Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales), nicknamed Sparky, is a Welsh football player and manager. ... Frank Leboeuf (born January 22, 1972 in Marseille) is a former French football (soccer) defender. ... Graeme Le Saux (born October 17, 1968 in Jersey) is an English footballer, who currently plays left back for Southampton of the English Premiership. ... Dan Petrescu (born 22 December 1967 in Bucharest, Romania) is a former international football (soccer) player, who played for English Premiership club Chelsea and the Romanian national team. ... Gianlucla Vialli (born July 9, 1964 in Genoa) is an Italian football striker and manager. ... George Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (born October 1, 1966 in Monrovia) is a Liberian football (soccer) player. ... Dennis Wise (born 16 December 1966) is the player-manager of Millwall who led them to the 2004 FA Cup final. ... Tore André Flo (born June 15, 1973 in Stryn) is a Norwegian football (soccer) player, who currently plays for Siena in the Italian Serie A. Prior to joining Siena in 2003, Flo spent most of his club career in Britain, with Chelsea, Rangers, and Sunderland. ... Gianfranco Zola (born July 5, 1966 in Oliena, Sardinia) is an Italian footballer. ...


2000s: Marcel Desailly, Eiður Smári Guðjonsen, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Carlo Cudicini, Damien Duff, Arjen Robben, Didier Drogba, Petr Čech Major controversy over U.S. presidential election, 2000 September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack on New Yorks World Trade Center and Virginias Pentagon killing over 3000 people. ... Marcel Desailly (born September 7, 1968 in Accra, Ghana) is a Ghanaian football player, currently a citizen of France and a former star for its national team, with whom he won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. ... Eiður Smári Guðjonsen (born 15 September 1978 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic football player who is currently a striker for the English Premiership club Chelsea and the Iceland national team. ... Jerrel Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (born 27 March 1972 in Paramaribo, Suriname) is a former Dutch international footballer. ... John Terry (born December 7, 1980 in Barking) is a English football player. ... Frank James Lampard (born June 20, 1978 in Romford, London) is an English football player currently at Chelsea and previously with West Ham United. ... Carlo Cudicini (born September 6, 1973 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian football (soccer) goalkeeper. ... Damien Duff (born 2 March 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish football player. ... Arjen Robben (born January 23, 1984, Bedum, Netherlands) is a striker for the Dutch national team and Chelsea, having recently transferred to the English club from Dutch power PSV Eindhoven. ... Didier Drogba (born March 11, 1978 in Abidjan, Côte dIvoire) is footballer from Côte dIvoire who currently playes for Chelsea F.C. (2004). ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Chelsea Player of The Year (1967 - 2004)

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Managers

John Tait Robertson 1905 - 1907
David Calderhead 1907 - 1933
Leslie Knighton 1933 - 1939
Billy Birrell 1939 - 1952
Ted Drake 1952 - 1961
Tommy Docherty 1962 - 1967
Dave Sexton 1967 - 1974
Ron Stuart 1974 - 1975
Eddie McCreadie 1975 - 1977
Ken Shellito 1977 - 1978
Danny Blanchflower 1978 - 1979
Geoff Hurst 1979 - 1981
John Neal 1981 - 1985
John Hollins 1985 - 1988
Bobby Campbell 1988 - 1991
Ian Porterfield 1991 - 1993
David Webb 1993
Glenn Hoddle 1993 - 1996
Ruud Gullit 1996 - 1998
Gianluca Vialli 1998 - 2000
Claudio Ranieri 2000 - 2004
José Mourinho 2004 -

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Honours

Note: In 1954-55 the Football League First Division was the top tier of the English football league system. Therefore Chelsea have been English football champions twice: 1954-55 and 2004-05. The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... From the 1992-1993 to the 2003-2004 season, the Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League and the second-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... Between the 1992-93 and 2004-05 season, the Football League Second Division was the second-highest division of The Football League and the third-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ... The Full Members Cup was an English football cup competition held from 1985 to 1992. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... The European Super Cup is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League. ... The FA Youth Cup is an English football competition run by The Football Association for under-18 sides. ... The English football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (though for historical reasons - namely that the league system was originally intended to be UK-wide - a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ...


Records

  • Most League Points (2 for a win): 57, Division 2, 1906-1907
  • Most League Points (3 for a win): 99, Division 2, 1988-1989

- Chelsea have spent 69 seasons in the national top flight (they rank 9th equal with Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion in this respect). In these 69 seasons, Chelsea have finished in the following positions: - 1st: 2 - 2nd: 1 - 3rd: 4 - 4th: 2 - 5th: 5 - 6th: 7 - 7th: 1 - 8th: 3 - 9th: 2 - 10th: 1 - 11th: 6 - 12th: 5 - 13th: 5 - 14th: 4 - 15th: 1 - 16th: 2 - 17th: 1 - 18th: 6 - 19th: 6 - 20th: 2 - 21st: 2 - 22nd: 2 - As one can see, the Blues' «favourite» position in the table is No. 6. They are one of those few clubs that found themselves in every position during the years in the top flight. Between the 1992-93 and 2004-05 season, the Football League Second Division was the second-highest division of The Football League and the third-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 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External links

  • Official website (http://www.chelseafc.co.uk)
  • BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/default.stm)
  • Chelsea's 1955 Championship winning team (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/4374647.stm)
  • 4thegame.com's Chelsea page (http://www.4thegame.com/club/cfc/)
  • CFCnet (http://www.cfc-net.co.uk/content/default.asp)
  • Chelsea Blog (http://www.chelseablog.com)
  • MSNBC story on Chelsea's record 2004-05 season (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7810196/)
  • CNNSI story on Chelsea winning season (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/soccer/05/11/europe.chelsea.ap/)
FA Premier League 2004/05

Arsenal | Aston Villa | Birmingham City | Blackburn Rovers | Bolton Wanderers | Charlton Athletic | Chelsea | Crystal Palace** | Everton | Fulham | Liverpool | Manchester City | Manchester United | Middlesbrough | Newcastle United | Norwich City** | Portsmouth | Southampton** | Tottenham Hotspur | West Bromwich Albion |
** - relegated to the Championship for 2005/06 The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Overview The current season (2004-2005) is the 133rd competitive season in English football. ... <------------DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE PLEASE!----------------------> Arsenal: Full Name: Arsenal FC Stadium: Arsenal Stadium (Nickname: Highbury) Location: North London, United Kingdom Leagues competiting in: English Premier League, UEFA Champions League (even though they cant even play properly in the Champions League) Last domestic title: Season 2003/4 Arsenal are... Aston Villa Football Club play at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. ... Birmingham City (BCFC) is one of Birminghams two professional soccer teams (the other is Aston Villa F.C.). Originally known as The Small Heath Alliance, they became in 1905 and Birmingham City F.C. in 1945. ... Blackburn Rovers is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Bolton Wanderers F.C. is an English professional football club. ... Founded in 1905, Charlton Athletic F.C. play at The Valley, in Charlton, southeast London. ... Crystal Palace Football Club is a football club playing in the FA Premier League, based in London. ... Evertons crest CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, WERE HAVING A LAUGH! Everton F.C. is an English football club from the city of Liverpool and was founded in 1878. ... Fulham Football Club is a football team based in Fulham, London. ... Liverpool Football Club is an English football team, who have won 4 European Cups and 18 league (English Premier League, formerly First Division) titles to date. ... Manchester City F.C. is a football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... Manchester United F.C. is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Middlesbrough F.C. are an English football team, commonly known as The Boro. They are currently in the Premier League. ... Newcastle United F.C club logo Newcastle United is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies or the Skunks. Newcastle United supporters are known as the Toon Army. The club currently plays in the FA Premier League. ... Norwich City Football Club are a football team based in Norwich, England. ... Honours Football League Champions 1949, 1950 FA Cup Winners 1939 Semi-Finalist 1992 Southern League Champions 1902, 1920 League Division Three Champions 1962 League Division Two Runners-up 1983 League Division One Champions 2003 Play-Off Semi-Finalists 1993 Stadium Information Portsmouth play their home games at Fratton Park, in... Southampton F.C. (originally St. ... Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club is an English football club formed by workers from Salters Spring Works in West Bromwich, West Midlands in 1878. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system. ...

FA Premier League seasons

1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98 | 1998-99
1999-00 | 2000-01 | 2001-02 | 2002-03 | 2003-04 | 2004-05 edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:FA_Premier_League&action=edit) The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1992-93 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1993-94 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1994-95 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1995-96 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1996-97 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1997-98 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1998-99 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 1999-00 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2000-01 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2001-02 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2002-03 season. ... This article describes the FA Premier League 2003-04 season. ... The 2004/05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ...

Football in England Football is the unofficial national sport of England, and as such has an important place within English national life. ...

League competitions

The FA The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ...

Cup competitions

FA Premier League FA Cup
The Football League (Champ, 1, 2) England
team
League Cup
Football Conference (Nat, N, S) FA Community Shield
Northern Premier League (Prem, 1) List of
clubs
Football League Trophy
Southern League (Prem, 1W, 1E) FA Trophy
Isthmian League (Prem, 1, 2) Records FA Vase
English football league system FA NLS Cup

edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Football_in_England_table_cells&action=edit) The FA Premier League (which, for sponsorship reasons, is often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in the UK and the Barclays English Premier League internationally) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 11 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of so-called non-league football in England. ... Conference National (often referred to as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons) is the top division of the Football Conference. ... Conference North (often referred to as Nationwide North for sponsorship reasons) is a new division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... Conference South (often referred to as Nationwide South for sponsorship reasons) is a new division of the Football Conference in England, taking its place immediately below the Conference National. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ... The Northern Premier League, known in recent years as the UniBond League under a title sponsorship contract, is one of the three regional English football leagues whose champions are promoted to the Football Conference, currently called the Nationwide Conference. ... The Premier Division is the top division of the Northern Premier League. ... The Northern Premier League First Division is an football league covering the north of England. ... This is a list of football clubs located in England and the leagues and divisions they play in (though note that not all play in the English football league system). ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of the Football League, the official name of which is frequently changed to match changes in sponsors, and which is presently called the LDV Vans Trophy. ... The Southern League is an English football league for semi-professional and amateur teams. ... The Southern League Premier Division is a football league covering central and south western England. ... The Southern League Division One West is a football league covering western England. ... The Southern League Division One East is a football league covering eastern England. ... The FA Trophy is an English football competition for clubs playing in the Football Conference,Southern League,Isthmian League,and Northern Premier League. ... The Isthmian League is a regional football league covering London and South East England. ... The Premier Division is the top division of the Isthmian League. ... The Isthmian League First Division (also known for sponsorship reasons as the Ryman League First Division) is part of the Isthmian League, an English association football league. ... The Isthmian League Division Two is an English football league in London and the surrounding area. ... League Records in this section refer to The Football League from its founding in 1888 through to 1992, and to both the FA Premier League and The Football League from 1992 to the present. ... The FA Vase is an annual football competition for teams playing in the lower regional leagues of England. ... The English football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (though for historical reasons - namely that the league system was originally intended to be UK-wide - a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ... The FA National League System Cup is a new football competition run by The Football Association. ...


 
 

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